Rifkin Scrap Iron & Metal Company
has been processing scrap metal for four generations. Headquartered in Saginaw, with locations in West Branch and Traverse City, when the business decided to expand southward, they knew just where to go.
“For quite a few years we’ve wanted to be in the Lansing area and we discovered this location,” says owner David Rifkin of the company’s new site in Delta Township
. “At the same time, we were getting customer feedback from scrap suppliers from that area wanting to know why we didn’t have facilities in Lansing.
Rifkin Scrap Iron & Metal’s commitment to customer service not only allowed the business to be able to grow into the Lansing area, but created a demand before they even got here from existing customers. Rifkin hopes construction on the $1 million property development will begin in April and would like to see the facility up and running by June, if not May.
“We’re refurbishing an office that was there,” says Rifkin, “and we’re going to build a pre-engineered metal building that will be an indoor receiving station. Then we’ll be doing quite a bit of work to the property as well.”
The new building will be an expandable facility, beginning at 6,000 square feet with the possibility of increasing in size as needed. Rifkin expects to employ five workers at the site initially, and says the business could eventually employ up to 15.
“We’re really excited to be a part of the community,” he says. “We enjoy participating in the communities where we have our facilities.”